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Goodbye summer: It’s time to refocus on YOU and say hello to autumn

Summer holidays are over, schools are welcoming a new academic year, lockdowns are a thing of the past (we hope) and we are now experiencing our ‘new normal’. Who knows whether that will mean traffic levels back to how they were, whether going back to work in the office full-time will be expected, will we continue to shop online, or will we be back in the High Street?

A change of season is coming

This is the time of year when we start thinking about autumn; trees changing colour and losing their leaves and we wonder if we will get an Indian Summer – there’s nothing nicer than a walk amongst crisp crunchy leaves on a bright and sunny day.

With evenings drawing in, the autumn equinox is the third week of September – when we move from daylight being more than 12 hours to darkness being more than 12 hours a day, when TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing are starting and will take us week by week through to December, we can now perhaps settle into a routine or pattern for the next few months.

It’s time to get back on track

Lots of people are telling us that the sudden January lockdown, disrupting lives and disrupting New Year’s Resolutions, meant that they didn’t get around to losing all the weight they wanted in 2021, in fact, some have been using food as a coping mechanism and as a result have gained weight.

Now is a good time to refocus, while there is calm, to deal with your weight – be it losing weight or maintaining your weight.

And perhaps it is the right time to do all those other things that might have been on your New Year’s Resolution list – a bit more exercise, cleaning the car, visiting your family more, smiling more, saving some money, being nice to someone etc.

Christmas celebrations were largely taken away from us in 2020, it would be good to go into the Christmas season feeling good about ourselves, good about our eating behaviour and better about our weight.

How LighterLife will support you on your journey

LighterLife has many ways that you can access the support you need – and it’s all free:

  • You can visit your personal mentor for CBT sessions, help, advice, understanding and guidance, either in person or via zoom
  • There are lots of ideas in our members area of our website
  • You can access more support from fellow LighterLifers in our weekly CBT Mindfulness sessions in either the LighterLife TotalFast or LighterLife IntermittentFasting Facebook groups
  • You can watch and interact on our Facebook live session which take place every Monday at 1pm on our Facebook page.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to focus on yourself and get back on track with LighterLife. To find your nearest LighterLife Mentor click here.